5 Legal Questions Mindful Business Owners Ask

By Lauren Kelsey Ruiz, Esq., Your Small Business Lawyer 1. Do I have the right support system for my business? While asking for help may not be our strong suit, in business we all need a little help sometimes. It’s impossible to be an expert in marketing, accounting, legal and everything else you need to…

Using Partnerships To Grow Your Business

By Coley Partnering with like-minded businesses is a great way to boost your following and awareness, but how do you begin to reach out to companies? Reach for the stars and don’t be afraid to contact the “big brands” and see if you get a response. That being said, we have found that starting small…

The Creatives Guide to Distractions

By Coley Arnold I don’t know about you, but working as a creative comes will a lot of distractions… hello children and housework! When Lindsey and I started Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, we both stayed at home and had to learn the hard way how to manage working from home. (Why is this…

Do More Of What You Love and Less Of What You Don’t

By Kelli Biller If I took a hard look at my to-do list each day and analyzed the tasks that didn’t get done 9 times out of 10 they are arguably the things I don’t really want to do – hence why I didn’t do them. It makes sense if you think about it. Of…

Risk Taking, Relationships, and Emotional Control In Business

Last week, Lauren Bailey shared her inspiring story that left me feeling encouraged and ready to take on the hard things in my business! I chatted with a lot of you after the meeting, and many of you felt the same way. I’ve been thinking about the things she shared and I most of them…

Tips For Keeping Your Clients Happy

By Kelli Biller If you are in a service-based industry, keeping your clients happy it literally the heartbeat of your business… Your business can’t survive without them after all! After 8 years of managing a wide range of clients, I’ve picked up a tip or two on how to foster successful and long-lasting client relationships!…

Elevator Pitch

As an entrepreneur, I am passionate about what I do.  Which leads to many successes, however, in some instances our passion can get us in trouble.  Here’s the scenario… you are at a party and someone asks the dreaded question…” so, what do you do?”  Where do you even begin?   How do you answer…

Taking Back Your Weekends As A Small Business Owner

Let’s talk about task management for a hot minute and something that has been working for me that I want to share with you. I’m going to let you in on a tip that has really allowed me to take back my weekends – for the most part! Like many of you, my weekends were…

How To “Go On Vacation” When You Own A Business

By Kelli Biller Running your own business and taking a vacation seem like oxymorons right!? I mean if you aren’t there to answer your emails and manage your inbox then who is!? It’s just not possible. In actuality it is 100% necessary for you to unplug and recharge every once in a while, despite how…

5 Tips To Being A Better Work-At-Home-Mom

By Kelli Biller Being a work-at-home-mom “appears” to be this sort of utopia, where you are able to find this perfect balance of work versus home and have all your priorities in a nice little row…. I’m going to stop right there and burst some bubbles. As any WAHM mom knows all too well –…